What do you think of Obama’s decision to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top commander in Afghanistan with Gen. David Petraeus?
Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., has issued a statement. I suspect we’ll see more statements coming.
“The comments of General McChrystal and his staff regarding the civilian leadership of this country irreparably damaged his ability to effectively lead the ongoing effort in Afghanistan. In the past few years, the insurgency in Afghanistan has grown much more serious and I believe that this leadership change will allow senior military and civilian leaders to better focus on achieving our objectives in Afghanistan. I first met General Petraeus on my first trip to Iraq seven years ago. I deeply respect his leadership talent and his views, and I believe that he is a perfect choice to take over as commander in Afghanistan.”